Folk singer Kate McGarrigle dies

Former winner of Governor General’s Award succumbs to cancer

Montreal-born folk and roots music singer Kate McGarrigle has died of cancer. Best known for her work in the McGarrigle Sisters, a sister act with Anna McGarrigle, she was also the mother of musicians Rufus and Martha Wainwright. McGarrigle was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1994 and received a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in 2004. She was 63.

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